C and K : Reed switches are designed for long life

C&K Components has developed a miniature surface-mount reed detect switch designed for long life and ease-of-use. Designated the RS Series, the detect switch is a miniature reed detect component with an electrical life of one million cycles.

“The RS Series switch features a magnetic reed sensor with an omnipolar magnetic orientation, allowing it to be operated with either pole of a magnet,” said David Webber, director of product management for C&K Components. “Due to this versatility and the miniature size of the device, the switch is being implemented in a wide range of detection applications, and is particularly ideal for those where space is at a premium.”

The 5mm magnetic reed switch features a footprint of 6.5mm x 2.3mm, and sits only 2.3mm off the PC board. The detect switch can be top or side actuated for increased flexibility.

The RS Series reed detect switch is specified for a variety of applications, including industrial sensing, factory automation equipment, limit sensing, security systems, and fan and motor controllers, as well as simple detection applications such as enclosure latches.

The RoHS-compliant detect switches are available with either gullwing or J-lead terminations, and can be supplied on pick-and-place compatible tape and reel packaging.

About C&K Components

C&K Components is a division of CoActive Technologies, a privately held company manufacturing electromechanical switches, interface controls, keypads, dome arrays and modules. CoActive Technologies headquarters are in Hong Kong.

Allison Turner
C&K Components
15 Riverdale Ave
Newton MA 02458
Tel: 617.969.3700

Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.

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